Codices have got a lot going on. Drawing from a myriad of musical influences, the young London quartet are bring together all types of motif to their sound: dark, light, discordant, technical, minimalist. The diversity, the craft, the precision: Codices are clearly committed to the writing of their sound, perhaps what their 'codex' band name alludes to.
Two-piece loop fiasco Space Blood is as much a visual as an aural experience. Anyone who has seen the band will know that they have no inhibitions when it comes to their act. Covert plays in underpants. Edgin wears a crop top to garner some twisted sex appeal from his hairy gut.
They say good things always come in twos. Couldn't be any more true for two-piece two-named Partout Partout. The Grand Est duo features Florian Borojevic, splitting his time between two bands, the other being one of our favourite instrumental noise outfits: 100% Chevalier.
Boston's Bat House bring elements from across the musical landscape and feed them through the lo-fi grinder in their explosive and versatile self-titled debut. Bat House is an epic journey, wandering across surf rock, folk, shoegaze and intense polyrhythmic mathcore madness.
All The Best Tapes are back, friends. Real back. Self-categorized under the tongue-in-cheek genre of 'thrash jazz' (about as tongue-in-cheek as 'math rock' - Ed.), the Stoke quartet are 'waking the egg' in their latest video, 'Perfect Hibernation'.
As post rock steadily descends into the maelstrom of predictable minor chord progressions and prosaic crescendos, it's always refreshing to see a shiner in the rough. A glimmer of hope for an unfortunately diluted genre.
DAY 01: Sydney -> Hangzhou (Travel) We meet at Sydney International. Bright-eyed, with pelican cases stuffed full of post-rock dreams. There are six of us: Ott...